A few days back, a heart-wrenching video of a toddler trying to wake up his dead mother at a train station was doing rounds on the internet. The video was shot at the Muzaffarnagar railway station in Bihar. Actor Shah Rukh Khan also saw this heartbreaking video and decided to come forward and help the kid. Shah Rukh Khan’s Meer Foundation has found the toddler and is providing him medical and financial support. The boy has now reunited with his grandparents. A photo of them was shared on Meer Foundation’s Twitter page. The caption read, “#MeerFoundation is thankful to all who helped us reach this child, whose heart wrenching video of trying to wake his mother disturbed all. We are now supporting him and he is under his grandfather’s care.”
Shah Rukh Khan retweeted this and wrote, “Thank you all for getting us in touch with the little one. We all pray he finds strength to deal with the most unfortunate loss of a parent. I know how it feels…Our love and support is with you baby.”
Thank you all for getting us in touch with the little one. We all pray he finds strength to deal with the most unfortunate loss of a parent. I know how it feels…Our love and support is with you baby. https://t.co/2Z8aHXzRjb— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 1, 2020
SRK also lost his parents at a very young age. In an interview with David Letterman, he said there is only one thing he holds against his parents, that they ‘did not spend enough time’ with him. “So that’s one thing I decided. That I am going to make sure that I live very long, and I make sure that I keep on living with my kids and never let them feel they don’t have a parent. So any given moment I spend with them, I study with them, I sleep with them, I chat with them, I sort out all their problems, and I hate it when they have boyfriend girlfriend problems,” he had said.
Meer Foundation is a charity organization started by Shah Rukh Khan. It mainly focuses on organizing corrective surgeries for acid attack survivors. Through his foundation and his IPL franchise KKR, Shah Rukh has been helping people with low income, daily wage workers, and frontline warriors as India fight with coronavirus pandemic. He recently announced a series of initiatives to help victims of cyclone Amphan in West Bengal. The actor also provided 25,000 PPE kits to the medical workers in Maharashtra.